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Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626.
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The museum is closed until March 2017


Sunday 7th May - 47th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Road Run

Once again we are holding the Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Road Run to raise funds for the Ipswich Transport Museum, so we are inviting entries for the 47th event on Sunday 7th May 2017. The entry fee is 17 per vehicle.

As this event is very popular and we are restricted by the capacity of Felixstowe Promenade we may need to apply some restrictions. We will keep all entrants advised should any changes to the arrangements be necessary. In any event the following conditions apply:

* Only vehicles built on or before 30th April 1987 are eligible. (30 years old)

* All customised and tracked vehicles are excluded.

Full details and an entry form can be downloaded from our website. The links are:

Invite LetterPDF document Entry FormPDF document

To allow all the administrative work in arranging this event to be completed, all applications must be received by 31st March 2017. Also, to help our planning and in your own interest, early application is recommended.

Can't get the information or Entry Form? Download Adobe Acrobat from 'Other Links'.

Special Events 2017

Sunday 9th April - Ipswich Bus Rally (standard museum admission today)

An event featuring classic buses and coaches centred on Portman Road car park. The event will be linked to the museum, which will be open as normal. The rally and museum will be linked by a special free bus service. 11am-4pm.

Bank Holiday Monday 17th April - Easter Egg Trail

Come and see what we've been up to over the winter. Follow the clues to find where Mr. Fox has hidden our eggs. Includes free vehicle rides. Event supported by FirstGroup. 11am-4pm.

Sunday 7th May - 47th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Run supported by RFT Services

The premier road run in East Anglia! Over 500 vehicles including cars, lorries, motorcycles, buses and military vehicles gather in Christchurch Park and depart at 11.30. They will be on display on Felixstowe Promenade in the afternoon. A magnificent spectacle - free to visit and watch at either end or en- route! (Our museum is open today - normal admission charges apply). Participating vehicle owners must apply and enter in advance. Vehicles must be over 30 years old, and an entry/admin fee per vehicle is payable. See website for details.

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May - I want to Ride my Bicycle!

An event focussing on 'two wheeled' items in our collection, including demonstrations of vintage and historic bicycles. See a Boneshaker, Penny Farthing and perhaps a Raleigh Bomber. Reduced admission for visitors who arrive by cycle.

Saturday 24th June - Ipswich Transport & Model Festival (all attraction entry ticket 9.50) - Event sponsored by Scograil Model Railways

Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers Association HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scograil Model Railways using historic vehicles. A modellers dream! Accompanied children 1*. Other attractions en-route - see website for details. 10.30am - 4.30pm (*joint event ticket holders only)

Sundays 6th, 13th and 20th August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back)

Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am-4pm.

Bank Holiday Monday 28th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day

Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very popular event! 11am-4pm.

Saturday 7th October - Classic Vehicles Day

An event celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area. 11am-4pm.

Saturday 21st October - Wheels by Lamplight

An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 5.30pm - 9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).

Sunday 19th November - Classic Buses and Coaches

An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am - 4pm.

Sunday 3rd December - The Christmas Cracker

The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Festive decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you in the Christmas mood. Come and ride on a selection of our fire engines and buses, then meet Santa in his grotto. 11am - 4pm. (Entry to the grotto 1 extra, which includes a gift).